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21 September 2020

In this recurring column, we highlight a few items we've run across that don't merit a full story of their own but are interesting enough to bring to your attention. This time we look at the Tour De France, Catherine Panebianco, Japanese potters, Chilean mining, Frames magazine, the Z system and photography ethics.

  • The Guardian presents a multi-faceted slide show of the Tour De France 2020. Or, you might call it multiple slide shows of the epic race. Or images organized by several themes. Or....
  • In No Memory Is Ever Alone, Cat Lachowskyj explores the double images of Catherine Panebianco who holds up old slides in the locations they were taken to recycle her family's memories. "I didn't want to Photoshop my hand and the slide in," Panebianco says. "I wanted that feeling of connection between the past and present."
  • In The Matter, Alessia Rollo explores Japanese potters, the spaces they inhabit, the way they work and the objects they create. She finds a lot in common between pottery and photography. "Both are contemplative, artistic techniques: they require previous study, a lot of experimentation and time for observation," she says. "I also think they are a way to give back a personal vision of the world, to shape it into something that other people can look at and find representative."
  • Chilean photographer Marcos Zegers captures The Impact of Mining on Chile's Atacama Desert in his series Water, Mining and Exodus. "Today, the lack of regulations on extractive matters have strongly affected the territory, its communities and the environment," he says.
  • Kevin Raber takes a look at the New Photography Magazine 'Frames'. "When was the last time you held a photography book or a photo print in your hands?" he asks. The new quarterly of 108 pages is printed on uncoated Edixion Challanger paper for a membership price of $14/month (regularly $17/month) or an annual payment of $168.
  • In Z System Miscellany, Thom Hogan collects a few fascinating tidbits on Nikon's mirrorless system. Like how to recover from an ERR condition, how to get a stuck rear lens cap off, bargain third-party lenses and over three dozen differences between the Z5 and Z6.
  • in Classes Delve Into Photography Ethics, Miss Rosen interviews Savannah Dodd, founder and director of the Photography Ethics Centre, about the key ethical issues facing photographers today. "For individual photographers, I think that this is a moment to pause and really thoughtfully consider what is it that we are photographing and why we are photographing it," she says.

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